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October 13, 2011

 

Academic Senate Travel and Conferences

 

The PVP has agreed to send one Academic Senate representative to each of the Fall and Spring to the ASCCC Plenary sessions.

 

Thanks!

 

Next Meeting in Marina

We'll meet October 20 in Marina

I believe the room is 401.

 

Meetings with Marty

There is a Tech Triage Task Force starting up.

The goal of this group is to identify areas where MPC's technology is not user-centered.

Current faculty members include Stephanie Tetter, Eric Ogata, and Judee Timm. Division tech people are Brian Streetman and Kenya Caldwell.

 

Apparently Doug got on the Internet the other day and tried to register for a class.

A result of this experience is a Task Force to investigate the usability of the MPC website. Apparently Rosaleen Ryan is heading up this group. The idea of an outside consultant to help with this effort has been mentioned. I don't have more information on this issue at this time.

 

An Educational Master Plan group has been convened. Marty has asked Diane Boynton and LaRon Johnson to serve. The charge of this group is to come up with a plan on how to proceed. Then they're done.


College Council

Basic Skills. We'll hear the story on Oct 20.

 

AAAG

I have alerted AAAG about the need for faculty members to serve on committees, especially the CAC.


Probably the biggest news out of AAAG is the effort to prioritize new faculty requests. Since the year 2000, MPC is down about 21 faculty members. This semester, there are about 21 requests for new faculty. Here they are. I hope the links lead to the faculty position request documentation from each division. AAAG will be voting to prioritize the five top positions at its next meeting.

THEATRE ARTS INSTRUCTOR Faculty Position Request 2012-2013.docx    
ENGLISH INSTRUCTOR Faculty Position Request 2012-2013.docx    
SOCIOLOGY INSTRUCTOR Faculty Position Request 2012-2013.docx    
DENTAL ASSISTING INSTRUCTOR Faculty Position Request 2012-2013.docx    
READING-WRITING INSTRUCTOR Faculty Position Request 2012-2013.docx    
MATHEMATICS REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTOR Faculty Position Request 2012-2013.docx    
PHYSICS-ASTRONOMY INSTRUCTOR Faculty Position Request 2012-2013.docx    
ANATOMY-PHYSIOLOGY INSTRUCTOR Faculty Position Request 2012-2013.docx    
GRAPHIC AND FINE ARTS INSTRUCTOR Faculty Position Request 2012-2013.docx    
LIBRARIAN Faculty Position Request 2012-2013.docx    
MATHEMATICS NEW POSITION INSTRUCTOR Faculty Posiiton Request 2012-2013.docx    
COUNSELOR Faculty Position Request 2012-2013.docx    
ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE INSTRUCTOR Facutly Position Request 2012-2013.docx    
ENTREPRENEURSHIP INSTRUCTOR Faculty Position Request 2012-2013.docx    
PSYCHOLOGY INSTRUCTOR Faculty Position Request 2012-2013.docx    
ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE INSTRUCTOR Faculty Position Request 2012-2013.docx    
DANCE INSTRUCTOR Faculty Position Request 2012-2013.docx    
WOMANS STUDIES INSTRUCTOR Faculty Position Request 2012-2013.docx    
WOMENS ATHLETICS INSTRUCTOR-COACH Faculty Position Request 2012-2013.docx    
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE INSTRUCTOR Faculty Position Request 2012-2013.docx    
DIRECTOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PROGRAMS Faculty Position Request 2012-2013.docx    

 

 

 

ASCCC SLO Committee

Is working on regional SLO coordinator training sessions. We tried for October, but realized that the planning stage got too short. Now planned for late 2011 or early 2012. We'll keep you updated. MPC may host one.

 

MPC SLO Committee

Has drafted a plan for addressing ACCJC recommendations 1-3. It is now ready for the Academic Senate. It will be posted soon. We'll cover this issue next time in Marina.

 

Board Policy

Two proposed board policies have come our way via PACC. They are:

Proposed BP 3040 --Community Service Program

Existing BP 3040

Fred's opinion is that we should discuss the board policy on Community Service Programs

 

Proposed BP 2240 -- Tobacco Free Campus

Proposed AP 2240

Existing BP 2240 -- No Smoking Polichy

Fred's opinion is that the MPC Academic Senate need not discuss the smoking policy because it does not directly address academic and professional matters.

 

Does the MPC Academic Senate wish to discuss one or both of these?

 

COC

Deborah Ruiz for PACC

 

2011-2012 Review of Process and Procedure

I'm wondering if people would want to more consistently use the parliamentary procedure / motions to make decisions.

It would help me determine what is really important to people.  

This is important in giving me an indication as to what I should emphasize when I go to AAAG / College Council / other groups on campus.

 

2011-2012 Goals